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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Porto Seguro, Brazil [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 15:13
Viewed: 5058
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't know how to identify this one. The picture was taken in Porto Seguro, the place where I spent my recent vacation.

My whole equipment was already inside the bag when I spotted this guy. I had just taken some photos from an ultralight and was ready to go back to the inn.

At first, I thought I wouldn't have enough time to take the camera, lens, lens-hood, flash... But, although already tired, I started the "saga". Lucky for me, I could take some 7 shots of the bird.

Below, some note about Porto Seguro.

The Portuguese arrived in Brazil in 1500. They are officially considered the people who discovered the country. When they arrived, they reached a place called “Porto Seguro” (Safe Haven), for the place offered great conditions to the Portuguese fleet at the time.

Today, Porto Seguro has around 130,000 inhabitants. According to the locals I talked to, tourism is an activity that takes place all over the year. Of course, in summer (it's summer in Brazil) the vibration is bigger, as well as during carnival.

One of the things I like the most in Porto Seguro is this: there are beaches to those who enjoy crowds and like action and to those who prefer a calm atmosphere. If one wants a quiet beach, he/she can go to the beaches in Arraial D'Ajuda, for example, a village right beside Porto Seguro. If one wants Axé Music (a very popular rhythm in Brazil) and people all around, the right choice are the beaches in Porto Seguro.

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I think this is what is known as a "Birds Eye View"! ;) Now thats the way to get in close!


Hi Livio,
This is a juvenile Mimus saturninus arenaceus (Chalk-browed Mockingbird). Interesting photo, the blue iris color seen here is not noted anywhere in bird guides - that of adult is brownish-yellow.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-29 15:28]

Hi Livio

Glad to see the trip is going great, my friend!
Hope you had a lot of great captures, just like this one! ;)
A really wonderful shot, but you'll have to say a bit "Thank you" to the bird for being so patient with you and waiting for the "saga" :))
The details on the head are terrific and razor-sharp and the shallow DOF does well to contain all the allention there.
Also the pose is great and the eye-contact is exceptional!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Livio,
Great close up of this bird.
The POV used is so good that we can enjoy all the details got in this picture.
The head, beak and eye are so clear and sharp, is so pleasant to look at.
The narrow DOF gives an interesting background, that forms a very good composition also.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-29 18:13]

El escaso DOF que usaste Livio ha dejado en foco sólo unos pocos detalles de la cabeza y pecho, pero con una nitidez y filo inusuales.
El desenfoque posterior realza aun más este efecto, con muy buena iluminación que brinda un agradable catchlight a la captura.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-29 19:34]

Hola livio, buen tiro, buena captura y de gran belleza,colores de las plumas, encuadres perfectos. Saludos Sira

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-29 20:46]

Excellent gros plan Livio,les couleurs et le regard de l'oiseau sont extras.

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-29 20:53]

Hola Livio:
Excelente captura, con detalles muy nitidos en la cabeza y el pecho del ave. Me agrada el colorido y el foco centrado en el frente, que se va disfuminando hacia la parte posterior del cuerpo, hasta casi fundirse con el resto del cuadro.
El ojo y la expresiòn del pàjaro estàn muy bien retratados. ¡Bravo!
Saludos de, Nelly

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-30 1:33]

Hi Livio,

That happens me as well quite a lot,all in the bag again,when something shows up,you caught this one really close,well done and TFS


Hi Livio

Considering the rush you have done a great job. It is always a 'hit 'n miss' under these conditions. Well done MF!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-01-30 5:25]

Well, it's not a kiwi, Livio! I do know that!!
But you have a good sharpness of this unknown bird, so the lens is working well for you. TFS

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-01-30 7:05]

Excellent close up. Perfect work.
Regards sela

Hi Livio,
Your effort has paid off well. A very nice frame filling composition. Sorry I can't help with the ID, but the photo looks great. Sharp detail in the head and eye with a very pleasing gradual falloff in the DOF. The color of the OOF backround shows him perfectly.

Hello Livio,

Excllent composed and capture phto nice colors bg pOv DOf perfect details very crisp well done

TFS Kyle

bonjour livios
c'est juste dommage d'avoir coupé les pattes mais pour le reste c'est tres bon,notament l'oeil vif.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-30 11:43]

Hello Livio,
Excellent capture.I liked colors,POV,lighting,exposure,DOF you manged and clear eyes a lot.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-01-30 13:56]

a realy close up shot Livio,
nice to see you back. very good bird shot, good point of view, fine details and very good photo job here, well done my friend.
gr. jaap

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-30 14:01]

Hello Livio , Marvelous shot from this bird , beauty colours pose sharpnes and great bg , TFS , Greetings Teunie .

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